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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2327 Aaron Street
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Kartis practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and Arcadia, FL. Dr. Kartis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital Queens and Tufts Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,045
  • Medicare Cost: $1,376
Dr. Ronald Meyer Constine, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Constine is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Constine is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Constine has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Constine is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Constine trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $520 - $592
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $592
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schroering is an orthopedic surgeon in Punta Gorda, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Schroering's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Laura Gruneiro specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Port Charlotte, FL. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gruneiro trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gruneiro is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. She is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,090 - $1,310
  • Medicare Cost: $736 - $842
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Hansell's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hansell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His professional affiliations include Associates in Orthopedics, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $443
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4130 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Louis Rosenfield is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology, and interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenfield (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Danish. Dr. Rosenfield is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfield has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Distinction, George Washington Univ.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $936
  • Medicare Cost: $517
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Florida Hand Center - Port Charlotte - Port Charlotte; 18344 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Helgemo sees patients in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Helgemo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Helgemo is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 189
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $501
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Specializes in Urology
3410 Tamiami Trail; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Marc Melser is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Melser attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,756
  • Medicare Cost: $851
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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2525 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 208
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Domingo Galliano is a colon and rectal surgeon in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. Dr. Galliano is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,397 - $2,338
  • Medicare Cost: $678 - $683
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Cossu's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Cossu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $467 - $1,032
  • Medicare Cost: $315 - $929
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Davis Orthopedic Center - Port Charlotte; 1951-b Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Mark Davis, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Davis studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,282
  • Medicare Cost: $569
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
3195 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Hershkowitz is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Hershkowitz trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hershkowitz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,180 - $1,230
  • Medicare Cost: $560 - $587
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Robert Stchur's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stchur is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 407
  • Uninsured Cost: $317 - $1,213
  • Medicare Cost: $183 - $1,111
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. David Hotchkiss works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Hotchkiss graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hotchkiss takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $592
  • Medicare Cost: $557
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Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jason Reiss is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He graduated from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reiss completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reiss include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reiss is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
3340 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Terence Connelly works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Connelly obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $592
  • Medicare Cost: $552

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.